Belle Mead is a tiny town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 221 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belle Mead is the 495th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Belle Mead was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Belle Mead home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Belle Mead real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Belle Mead is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Belle Mead is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Mead who work in management occupations (21.09%), healthcare (17.69%), and business and financial occupations (15.65%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Belle Mead is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Belle Mead a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Belle Mead has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Belle Mead’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Belle Mead is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Belle Mead isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Belle Mead is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Belle Mead are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.69% of adults in Belle Mead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belle Mead in 2018 was $56,847, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $227,388 for a family of four.
The people who call Belle Mead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belle Mead residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Belle Mead include Polish, Irish, Italian, Dutch, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Belle Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.